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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

The Google Search Before The Job Search

It would be worthwhile to do a Google search of your name before you apply for your next job. In case you blog in your real name, it makes sense to read through your archives & comments and look for content, which might be considered inappropriate, abusive or defamatory.

Update: Srivatsan points to a Business Week article that deals with the same topic.

5 Comments:

  • OMG thats a disturbing news !! I blog using my own name...damn..

    By Blogger greensatya, at 9:13 PM  

  • Given how impulsively I write without much forethought, chances are high that I might have to shut down my blog prior to applying for a job!

    By Blogger Krithiga, at 9:21 PM  

  • Hm sounds pretty unfair and scary.

    Unfair because, it could have been anyone with her name.. how did they verify the person was the same? [ok may be I dint read the article fully ;)]

    Scary because, of obvious reasons.

    By Blogger Saranya Kishore, at 10:53 PM  

  • @Greensatya,
    As long as you don't cross the line, you should be fine.

    @Krithika,
    People can still trace you by using Google Cache :-)

    @Saranya,
    good point....but they might have tracked down based on the location etc.

    By Blogger Kaps, at 12:18 AM  

  • I had a post on similar lines here

    http://gauteg.blogspot.com/2006/03/passive-recruiting.html

    regards
    Gautam

    By Blogger Gautam Ghosh, at 2:17 AM  

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